Giving down in 2009? [News, 3.5]

Corporate giving expected to “drop precipitously” in 2009 according to a February survey by the Conference Board. (3/4)

“Foundations Announce Expectations for Future Giving in Light of Economic Conditions” (Foundation Center, 3/4) – “Of the 100 largest foundations ranked by total giving, the Center has tracked only two so far that have announced intentions to increase funding in 2009.”

* Tomorrow, Washington Grantmakers will release “How is the Economy Affecting Philanthropy in Our Region?”  The report will summarize the results of our February member survey, and describe the steps that grantmakers in the Washington, DC region are taking to make the most of shrinking endowments.